Friday, September 21, 2007

An Egg Story - September 21, 2007

I was at the Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival last weekend, where I surprisingly had a good time. Although many art festivals have tons of junk this one had several really great exhibits, including a guy who actually forged knives.

I wanted to write about this woman, J. Brooke Patterson, who creates these awesome little dioramas inside all sorts of eggs (quail, chicken, goose, duck). They are absolutely enchanting and really amazing to stare at and stare at and stare at.
Here is part her artist statement:

"As a container of life, the egg also inspires one to imagine the many things that can dwell inside. It can frame and focus a passing observation, or a deep contemplation. It is opportune medium in which to create little worlds that can enchant, delight, and amuse people. Its irregular shape and size, and its intimate nature, can draw people inwards."

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